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7 Questions with Frans Jambeinge Nghikongelwa

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7 Questions with Frans Jambeinge Nghikongelwa

Name: Frans Jambeinge Nghikongelwa

Current title: Marketing Intern

Current organisation: Clarity Consult

My name is Frans Jambeinge Nghikongelwa, I live in Oshakati West, Namibia. I am a CEO for Franco Media. I am a graduate in Media Studies. I am good at ensuring smooth communications and build mutual understanding between organizational departments

7 Questions with Frans Jambeinge Nghikongelwa

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Fighting corruption. I always want to be transparent and accountable and also want to run a successful entity led by qualified candidates. So, the challenges I face is the hatred I receive from other management when I condemn corruption

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Before becoming a CEO, I have been a SRC president for the university. As SRC president, I have the range of tasks to perform in the best interest of the students. So, after I got graduated, I got a job as Manager for Corporate Communication in one of State Owned Enterprises. I became a CEO of that enterprise when our CEO resigned and I was tipped off to take up the responsibility.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I have to prioritize the very important tasks and execute them within the given time. I also have to make sure everyone is doing h/her job. I have to sign documents that need to be processed

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

I have learned that a leader must be humble and must be good to people

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Wisdom is better than strength. This book tells that wisdom can save you when you are surrounded by wise people. Sometimes we don't get what we see. Sometimes we judge people by what we see. A poor wise man is better than a foolish rich man. Since our society looks at the strength, the amount of cash one has or the type of a car one drives, we sometimes make mistakes by choosing foolish rich people over wise poor people. This is why the society failed.
This book has impacted my life and leadership role since I am now able to include everyone as part of our team in decision making. This is because a cleaner can give me the right advice I need to drive the enterprise. In our enterprise, everyone is welcomed to tender h/her idea

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

I build leadership capacity by engaging all the enterprise internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth communications and build mutual understanding between organizational departments

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

Always be good to people because being good to people is wonderful legacy to leave behind